2 week prestige rental.... can I better this...?

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  1. Gaucho
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    Hello to all the resident Hertz Gurus... I wanted to have your comments on this reservation and see if there was maybe some CDP or Rate Code that could improve what I have.

    Im doing a 2 week rental from MIA (pick up and drop off at the same location) - Im going to go with a luxury collection SUV, an Infinity FX35 to be exact. Thanks to a kind FTer providing a CPD code, I was able to get a rate that includes a 15% discount, and my total rate including the extra charges for 2 (two) child seats comes out to US$1863. This includes LDW and LIS.

    The initial rate I got using no codes at all was north of $2500 (including the $154 that the 2 child seats cost), so Im guessing Ive done most of the cost cutting that is possible. Dont know if someone here has any other ideas that could reduce this overall price. The CDP code as was presented to me was supposed to offer the additional driver fee and a 20% reduction, but the system now offered only a 15% reduction and the additional driver fee appears to have been removed from the offer (ie. I will have to pay extra). BTW, the code used is CDP 1633306.

    BTW, I am not a US resident (no US drivers licence, etc.) so many of the resident discount offers will not apply for me.

    Thanks for taking the time to review this, I appreciate any comments & input you all can provide.

    Cheers from Buenos Aires,
    Gaucho100K
     
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    For two weeks? for an Infinity? Not bad in my book.
     
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    That looks QUITE Good. :D

    Buen Hecho and good choice on the SUV...it's a fun car!
     
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    Thanks.... it appears there is a coupon I can apply for a further $75 a week discount.... if I can use that it would be sweet !!! I will report back.
     
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    Actually, when are the exact dates?

    Using the Amex Plat CDP, I just got quoted $1775 (incl 2 Child Seats) for an Infinity FX35 for two weeks in June.
     
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    Feb 24 till Mar 9th
     
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    Also, with this rental, do I get a free membership into some elite Hertz level or not...?
     
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    Showing sold out for those dates for me now...
     
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    Like? You mean #1 Gold? You can get that numerous ways and all it means going forward is that you do not have to go to the counter first to pick up the keys.
     
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    Im not sure if No.1 Gold is the thing.... but, this would be a qualifying rental for that, or...? Do I have to do anything else or sign up for this...? Thanks.
     
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    Yes, that is exactly what happens to me when I try to re-fare the rental....
     
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    Try the AAA rental rate, they should be one of the lowest more of the time with the exception of negotiated corporate rental rates.
    Or else you can try CDP:77694 for the USAA rate.
     
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    I doubt you will get around this so close to the dates. Maybe try to call?
     
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    Good idea. Thanks!
     
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    Does somebody have the details on the policy to allow Spouses to drive...? Since its a 2 week rental, there may be times when I would need my better half to drive (maybe she wants to go to the mall by herself, etc.).... I was told that usually spouses can drive at no extra charge, but does someone have the hard facts on this..?

    Thanks!!
    Alex
     

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